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Zostera marina

Zostera marina L.

NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: ZOMA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zostera marina
GENUS: Zostera
FAMILY: ZOSTER - Zosteraceae (Eelgrass Family)

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DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Herb

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USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: ZOMA
USDA Common Name: Seawrack
Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)
Distribution: USA (AK, CA, CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VA, WA), CAN (BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NU, ON, PE, QC), DEN (GL), FRA (SPM)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Forb/herb

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Zostera marina var. stenophylla
COMMON NAME: Eelgrass
SYNONYMY: [= F, G, Y; < Z. marina - C, FNA, K, RAB, S, Va, Z]
PHENOLOGY: Feb-Mar.
HABITAT: Estuarine waters.
COMMENTS: The species occurs in Eurasia and North America. Var. stenophylla is North American, and ranges south along the Atlantic coast to NC and allegedly to FL (though reports from that state are apparently not substantiated and may be based on misidentification of other aquatics).
RANGE MAP: Zostera marina var. stenophylla.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Zosteraceae Dumortier 1829 (Eelgrass Family)
SUMMARY: A family of 3 genera and about 18 species, nearly cosmopolitan in distribution.
REFERENCE: Haynes in FNA (2000); Kuo & McComb in Kubitzki (1998b).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Zostera Linnaeus 1753 (Eelgrass)
SUMMARY: A genus of about 12 species, aquatic herbs, of nearly cosmopolitan distribution.
REFERENCE: Haynes in FNA (2000); Crow & Hellquist (2000)=Y; Kuo & McComb in Kubitzki (1998b); Green & Short (2003)=Z.
HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Zostera marina in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Zostera marina in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Zostera marina in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Zostera marina in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Zostera marina in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Last Modified: 2016-12-30

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